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The parodox of the fragrance industry is that, despite there being countless options available, somehow, everyone seems to end up smelling the same. Case in point: Paco Rabanne’s “1 Million” or “Diesel: Only the Brave” (which was inexplicably shaped like a fist).

We’ve perused the web for six less clichéd summer-ready fragrances that will add another level of depth to your personal style and look great on your bathroom shelf. And why not? Now’s a better time than most for scent experiment.

Scroll on for our favorite summer fragrances.

Chanel Allure Homme Sport

Allure Homme Sport Eau de Toilette Spray

Allure Homme Sport Eau de Toilette Spray

from $75

Chanel

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Looks like: The metallic bottle lends itself to a very masculine design with a dab of Chanel branding on the cap.

Smells like: Appropriately, it’s rather masc. Woody, spicy, and with base notes of white musk.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club

Colonia Club Eau de Cologne

Colonia Club Eau de Cologne

from $200

Acqua Di Parma

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Looks like: Money.

Smells like: Springtime. You can expect top notes of lemon, mandarin, mint, and neroli for a fresh and uplifting scent.

Cultus Artem Ilex Eau de Parfum

Ilex Eau de Parfum

Ilex Eau de Parfum

$225

Cultus Artem

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Looks like: A fancy beach hut you might find on some luxury resort?

Smells like: Seduction. This Ilex scent is packed with smokey notes of sambac jasmine and a hit of sweet citrus.

Hermès L’Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum

L'Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum

L'Ombre des Merveilles Eau de Parfum

$112

Hermès

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Looks like: The sky at about 5.00 p.m. on a summer afternoon.

Smells like: Something delicious you could even drink. Top notes of black tea, middle notes of incense, and tonka bean at the base.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano 2 Cipresso

Parco Palladiano 2 - Cipresso

Parco Palladiano 2 - Cipresso

$310

Bottega Veneta

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Looks like: This bottle design appears to be inspired from the brand’s signature intrecciato weave technique.

Smells like: A good time, honestly. This scent has pink pepper and amberwood up top along with guaiac wood and patchouli on the base.

Diptyque Essences Insensees Eau de Parfum

Essences Insensees Eau de Parfum

Essences Insensees Eau de Parfum

$250

diptyque

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Looks like: Old glamour meets new Hollywood.

Smells like: Vanilla, spice, frangipani, and the scent of the tiare flower harvested on the island of Tahiti.

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor